Shake it Up! August Bonus Project for Craft Project Central

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This month I am a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central.  This means that every couple of days during the month I'll be posting sneak peek photos of projects that you may want to check out.  To do this, you'll need to subscribe to Craft Project Central to see the step-by-step tutorials.  Some time during the month, I'll be giving away a one month subscription to Craft Project Central, so be sure to check back from time to time (hint-hint:  see my post on August 16th--today's the last day to qualify!).  Here's the bonus project for August.

Shake it  Up SP

Who doesn’t love a shaker card…or a shaker tag!  This project includes instructions for three ways to create simple shaker cards…and matching shaker tags!   Featuring the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set and colorful papers, this project uses sequins and punches…for sparkle and color…to create fun, interactive cards and tags that everyone is sure to love!

This great project comes to you designed by Sue Plote.  You can get the instructions for Sue’s project, in one of three ways:  subscribe to two or months in a row at Craft Project Central, OR put the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or by referring a friend and when they subscribe, let the admins at Craft Project Central know.  

 

Robertssiggy


A Sweet Birthday Ensemble for Craft Project Central

Hello!  

This month I am a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central.  This means that every couple of days during the month I'll be posting sneak peek photos of projects that you may want to check out.  To do this, you'll need to subscribe to Craft Project Central to see the step-by-step tutorials.  Some time during the month, I'll be giving away a one month subscription to Craft Project Central, so be sure to check back from time to time (hint-hint:  see my post on August 16th).  Here's the tenth project for August.

A Sweet Birthday Ensemble SP

This beautiful Birthday Sweet and Cupcake themed ensemble is for that special girl or woman in your life.  It's for six guests but you could make more! All using beautiful designer series paper and cardstock. The die cut and embossed Happy Birthday Banner is adorable and can be used year after year. Sweet and simple invitations have a raised cupcake plus envelopes. The birthday card has a glimmer filled clear shaker underneath the cupcake.  There's a Thank You Note Book to record gifts, the year and important information about the birthday. Can't forget the tiny Goody Bags and lastly, six simple Thank You Cards finish this ensemble.

This great project comes to you designed by Carole Anne Patterson. To get the instructions for Carole Anne’s project, just subscribe to August over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Carole Anne a comment on her project.

Robertssiggy


Colorful Fiesta Quilt Designs for Craft Project Central

Hello!  

This month I am a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central.  This means that every couple of days during the month I'll be posting sneak peek photos of projects that you may want to check out.  To do this, you'll need to subscribe to Craft Project Central to see the step-by-step tutorials.  Some time during the month, I'll be giving away a one month subscription to Craft Project Central, so be sure to check back from time to time (hint-hint:  see my post on August 16th).  Here's the ninth project for August.

Colorful Fiesta Quilt Designs SP

Quilting is a popular craft and one that affords great opportunity to put vibrant colors and shapes to work.  With this tutorial, use a couple of quilting techniques and designer paper to create four festive birthday cards.  You’ll also learn how to use one punch and the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper to create a bright and colorful home décor canvas that is sure to add a little happiness to any room where it’s placed.

This great project comes to you designed by Regina Andari. To get the instructions for Regina’s project, just subscribe to August over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Regina a comment on her project.

Robertssiggy


Lightning Bug Lantern Gift Set for Craft Project Central

Hello!  

This month I am a Guest Designer at Craft Project Central.  This means that every couple of days during the month I'll be posting sneak peek photos of projects that you may want to check out.  To do this, you'll need to subscribe to Craft Project Central to see the step-by-step tutorials.  Some time during the month, I'll be giving away a one month subscription to Craft Project Central, so be sure to check back from time to time (hint-hint:  see my post on August 16th).  Here's the eighth project for August.

Lightning Bug Lantern Gift Set SP

Light up your nights and hang on to summer a little bit longer with this shiny silver lantern. Add a battery powered tea light inside and it will remind you of seeing fireflies twinkling in the evening in summertime. You can hang the lantern for display from the attached ribbon so it can grace either your table or your walls. Bring a smile to someone’s face by gifting this beautiful lantern with the matching card and a set of note cards. This would be an excellent class project or hostess gift!

This great project comes to you designed by Amanda Corbet. To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just subscribe to August over at Craft Project Central.  And if you have a minute, please leave Amanda a comment on her project.

Robertssiggy


Jar of Love -- Hello

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Today's post is a follow-up for one of the projects from Monday's Stamp Review Crew blog hop for the Jar of Love stamp set.  I hope you took the time to travel through the hop to see what 20 very talented Stampin' Up! artists can do with this stamp set.  If so, I know that you were impressed!  If you haven't had time to see all the great ideas, you can see the blog hop line up by clicking here.  To begin the hop, click here.

One of my fondest memories of my children when they were small is coming home from walks around the neighborhood with their fists holding small flowers they found on the side of the road or growing from cracks in the sidewalk.  They were so tickled to give flowers to mommy and always made sure that I put them in water when we got home--each child with his/her own vase.  I had some small jelly canning jars that I used just for this purpose.  I also had a special place on a table in the house where these jars would sit with my pretty flowers.  

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This card begins with a card base of Early Espresso cardstock.  A panel of striped paper from the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper was sponged with Delightful Dijon ink and a paper towel used to remove any residual ink from the raised embossed areas of the paper.  [This paper reminds me of white cardstock with clear embossing so that you can add ink for an emboss resist look.  The good news with this paper is that the clear embossing is done for you.  You just add the ink!]  The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.

A scrap piece of Early Espresso cardstock was die cut with the Big Shot using the window sill framelit from the Hearth & Home Framelits to make a tabletop.  Two other scraps of Early Espresso cardstock were cut to 1/4" x 1-1/2" and adhered behind each end of the tabletop.  An edge of a Delicate White Doily was folded over the edge of the tabletop with the rest of the doily cut away with Paper Snips.  The table was adhered to the striped panel with the table centered along the bottom edge of the striped panel.

The medium-sized jar image from the Jar of Love stamp set was stamped on a piece of Vellum cardstock using Staz-On Jet Black ink.  The jar was die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Everyday Jars Framelits.  The bottom edge of the jar was nudged under the top edge of the tabletop with the top corners of the jar adhered to the striped panel using small dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The burlap image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Crumb Cake ink that was stamped off once on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the cardstock.  The "Hello" image was stamped at the center of the burlap image using Early Espresso ink.  The burlap image was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered across the center of the jar.  

The longest of the two long leaf images was stamped two times on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Always Artichoke ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  The shorter of the two long leaf images was stamped three times on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Old Olive ink.  These images were also cut out with Paper Snips.  All of the leaf stems were placed inside the jar using Paper Snips to trim the length of the images to fit the card front.  

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The longest long leaf image was stamped along the lower left edge of the liner using Always Artichoke ink.  The shorter long leaf image was stamped over the Always Artichoke image using Old Olive ink.

A 4" x 1-1/2" piece of the striped paper from the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper was inked with Delightful Dijon ink and then cut into two pieces:  1/2" x 4" and 1" x 4".  Two scraps of Early Espresso cardstock were cut to 1/4" x 4".  The Early Espresso pieces were placed behind the bottom edge of the 1/2" x 4" piece of striped paper to expose 1/16" of the Early Espresso cardstock.  This piece was adhered at the top of the liner with the left, right, and top edges of the striped paper aligned with the left, right, and top edges of the liner.  The second piece of 1/4" x 4" Early Espresso cardstock was placed behind the top edge of the striped paper to expose 1/16" of the Early Espresso cardstock.  This piece was adhered at the bottom of the liner with the left, right, and bottom edges of the striped paper aligned with the left, right, and bottom edges of the liner.

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The burlap image was stamped near the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope stamping off the image on a scrap of paper before stamping on the envelope.  The "Hello" image was stamped at the center of the burlap image using Early Espresso ink.  The burlap image was stamped on a Post-It Note with the image residing on the front of the Post-It Note over the repositionable adhesive on the back side of the Post-It Note.  The burlap image was cut out from the Post-It Note with Paper Snips and adhered over the burlap image on the envelope front.  The longest of the two long leaf images was inked with Always Artichoke ink and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  The short of the two long leaf images was inked with Old Olive ink and stamped at the lower left front corner of the envelope.  The Post-It burlap image was then removed from the envelope.

Robertssiggy

 

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Jar of Love; Inks:  Staz-On Jet Black, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Vellum; Designer Series Paper:  Irresistibly Floral Specialty; Embellishments:  Delicate White Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Everyday Jars Framelits, Hearth & Home Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Post-It Note